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prohibitions took effect. >>> today president obama talked about immigration reform and a pass to citizenship in the diverse bay area. immigration is not just a political issue but an economic one. the president spoke in las vegas but his speech was followed closely here in the bay area. nbc's kris sanchez watched the speech with immigrants rights advocates in eas san jose. kris, how did they receive this message? is. >> reporter: they were hanging on every word. all of it was very well received in one of the south bay's most vocal immigrant communities. as president obama talked about comprehensive immigration reform in las vegas, people were hanging on to every word in the sank we're of our lady of guadeloupe church in san jose including this mother who tells me she is here illegally after six tries across the border. after this speech she said she no longer thinks citizenship is just a dream. garcia is ready to come out of the shadows, as president obama put it. a volunteer acting together says families may not have to live in constant fear of deportation. >> the children, the children are
reform, president obama was at the white house huddling with latino lawmakers. on capitol hill, a bipartisan group of senators is about to unveil its own plan. >> comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> that approach features a path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in this country. it has the backing of three of the top democrats and three top republicans, including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can be go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess. a broken immigration system and many agree with that. >> i see things once off the table for agreement and discussion. being on the table. >> reporter: there are potential sticking points. >> i think enforce many has to be a big part of it. >> reporter:
bill quickly. >> everybody in? >> reporter: president obama putting the spotlight on immigration reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada. where latinos make up 27% of the population. l luis will be in the audience, undocumented immigrants working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom in this country, what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: the president's remarks will mirror a speech he gave two years ago in el paso, texas. causing for stronger border security. >> being a nation of laws goes hand in hand with being a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: white house officials also praising the proposal of a bipartisan group of senators announced monday. lawmakers say now is the time to tackle immigration. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve ou
. >> reporter: on tuesday, president obama will travel to las vegas, nevada, to talk about another big goal. immigration reform. political analysts say that the clock is ticking for him to get something done on that issue as well. >>> mark halperin, a senior political analyst for msnbc and "time" magazine. >> good morning. >> we don't want this to be another health care. it took a lot of political capitol. some say it took its eye off the economy ball at the time. with the gun debate, risk of expending too much political capital at the expense of immigration or other big-ticket things? >> there is that risk. but we saw at the president's inaugural address, the president wants to get big things done. some like immigration, like deficit reduction, immigration, are things that he talked about all along. this is a new issue, gun control. we are about to see the biggest effort ever by a president and vice president to try and change america's gun control laws, it will take some time. the president will stick through this year. >> is that because it works? he'll take it on the road. >> he has thi
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